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Broadcasting licensing publications

Publication Description Date Released

Broadcasting Registers

The following is a description of the Broadcasting Registers:

 

Register of Controlled Media Groups

A register maintained under Section 61AU of the BSA. The register lists registered media groups, media operations that form part of those groups, and the controllers of those media operations. Additional information on conditional transactions is available.

 

Register of Notices and Approvals under Part 5 of the BSA

A list of approvals and notices given under Part 5 of the BSA. The register incorporates: all temporary approvals given under section 67 of the BSA, where the transaction has occurred; extensions granted under section 68 of the BSA; notices issued under section 70 of the BSA and extension granted under section 71 of the BSA. This register is maintained by the ACMA in accordance with the requirements of section 75 of the BSA.

 

Current Controllers Report

A list of the current controllers of commercial radio and television broadcasting licences and the current controllers of newspapers associated with the licence areas of these licences. This Report is maintained by the ACMA in accordance with the requirements of section 75 of the BSA.

 

Recent Control Notifications

A report of the change of control notifications (form ACMA B2/B3) received in the last six months. These notifications are provided by licensees, publishers and persons pursuant to sections 63 and 64 of the BSA. The Current Controllers Report is a reflection of all such notifications.

 

Register of Associated Newspapers

A list of newspapers that are 'associated' with commercial radio or commercial television broadcasting licence areas. This Register is maintained by the ACMA in accordance with the requirements of section 59 of the BSA. Further information on the register is available.

As advised on register or report

Community radio: Sponsorship guidelines

View the Community Broadcasting Sponsorship Guidelines

Jun 2008

Temporary community broadcasting licences guidelines

View the ACMA's temporary community broadcasting licences guidelines

Further information on temporary community broadcasting is available

Oct 2007

Narrowcasting for Radio Guidelines

Information about open and subscription narrowcasting radio services -  Word (488 kb)

Jun 2016

Radio and Television Broadcasting Stations

Lists of transmitters providing AM radio, FM radio, analog and digital television broadcasting services, ordered by callsign, channel, frequency and by area served.

The print version of Radio and Television Broadcasting Stations is published annually and is available for purchase. To order a copy, see ordering publications below.

An internet edition of the publication is available on this website and is updated quarterly.

Aug 2006

Report into the allocation of three community radio broadcast licences in Sydney

Report of the Australian Broadcasting Authority on the allocation of three Community Radio Broadcasting licences to serve the Sydney licence area (PDF file). Includes a report, prepared pursuant to section 199 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992, on hearings held in August 2000 in relation to the allocation of the licences.

May 2001

Report into the allocation of community radio broadcast licence in Darwin

View the Report into the Allocation of Community Broadcasting Licences (BSB) to Serve the Darwin area (PDF 179k/60p).

Jun 1998

Report into the allocation of four community radio broadcasting licences in Melbourne

See the report: Allocation of four community radio broadcasting licences for Melbourne (PDF 1.36mb/188p)

Dec 2001

Ordering publications

To order a printed copy of any of the above publications, contact the ACMA and request that the document be emailed or posted to you.

Last updated: 19 July 2016